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Water not collecting in reservoir; seems to be building up in the top and running out left side (as you're facing unit)

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The unit still makes a running noise but seems to collect no water. this unit is about 4 years old but stopped collecting water about 2 years after purchase


Hi,
There are many reasons why a dehumidifier willnot work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrongwith their dehumidifier

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket

heatman101

Aug 30, 2011 | Whirlpool Gold AD70USS 70 Pint Per Day...

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Dehumidifier VS. Air conditioner


A dehumidifier is basically the same thing as an air conditioner but both coils (condenser and evaporator) are in the same unit meaning a dehumidifier exhaust warm air in the same room it is in. running a dehumidifier would make an air conditioner run more because of the warm exhaust, when you run an air conditioner it acts like a dehumidifier and dries the air. As far as saving energy it all depends on the size of the AC and dehumidifier and the size of the room. If you want warm dry air, use a dehumidifier; if you want cool dry air run the AC but not both.
How do all these parts fit together to pull moisture from the air? It's fairly simple, but very effective:
  1. A fan collects air from the surrounding area and pulls it into the dehumidifier.
  2. As the air passes through, it comes into contact with the dehumidifier's cooled coils. These coils use condensation to pull moisture from the air. The collected moisture remains on the coils and drips into the dehumidifier's reservoir.
  3. The dehumidifier reheats the air and exhausts it back into the room.
A dehumidifier usually has a removable plastic bucket for are reservoir; most buckets also have a place where you can hook up a hose so the collected water can drain straight into a floor drain or pump. This frees you from having to remember to dump out the water. But don't worry too much about the reservoir overflowing -- most dehumidifiers also have an automatic shut-off. If you're using a dehumidifier in extremely moist conditions,however, or if you need to keep your dehumidifier on all the time, you should look into a unit with a built-in condensate pump, which regularly pumps water out of the unit's reservoir rather than simply relying on gravity to empty it as a hose does.



on May 18, 2010 | Dehumidifiers

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The dehumidifier runs, but does not collect water in its reservoir. (the lights all light up, it cycles on and off, but all it appears to be doing is running the motor - not actually functioning.) And,...


Hi,
There are many reasons why a dehumidifier willnot work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrongwith their dehumidifier

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket

heatman101

Jun 22, 2011 | Kenmore 54701 Dehumidifier

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Hi my comfort aire dehumidifier is brand new. It was working fine controlling the humidity and the reservoir was filing with water. All at once, it acts like it is contolling the humidity, but there is...


Hi,
There are many reasons why a dehumidifier willnot work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrongwith their dehumidifier

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket

heatman101

Apr 10, 2011 | Comfort-Aire BHD-501 Dehumidifier

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Not lowering humidity. Runs OK. Low or no water yield. Ice Patch on outside of cabinet (on left facing the unit). Maytag M7DH45B2A Dehumidifier


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There can be many reasons why a dehumidifier will not work or collect water.


Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrong with their dehumidifier

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket
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Sep 05, 2010 | Maytag M7DH45B2A Dehumidifier

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A challenge dehumidifier not collecting water


If the room tempature is close to 60, the coils may be frozen (completely encased in ice). If this is the case, move it where the water can drain off - about 1 gallon which may NOT run into the drain bucket.
I out mine over the floor drain.
Turn off and it will defost over night.
Only specially made dehumidifers work below a room temo of 60 degrees (the temp of a basement in winter).
Does it need to be running? A digital humidity sensot from Radio Shack is cheap and may tell you the humidity is OK - only 50% or less.

Jan 03, 2010 | Maytag M7DH65B2A Dehumidifier

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Ice build up


I would say you need a humid control on your unit.it may be running more then normal.

May 08, 2009 | Goldstar DH504EL Dehumidifier

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Oil inside the water collection res


the compressor runs in oil. suspect you have a quite bad leak and loss all the gas - hence no water collection and the compressor oil is being pumped out thro the leak

Jun 26, 2008 | Whirlpool AD25BBK Dehumidifier

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Ghd30y7 goldstar dehumidifier


We came home to this problem the other day, water all over the basement, leaking out the bottom left side, nothing in the collection basin but plenty would spill out if I tipped the unit forward. After searching the web and these forums I theorized that the coils were frozen. I let the unit thaw. No luck. I removed the faceplate and discovered thick, wet silt had filled the internal collection plate and was clogging the drain. I stuck a pipe-cleaner through the drain and the problem was fixed. Took some paper towels and cleaned the whole thing. Works like new. I assume the unit will need to be cleaned regularly to keep it going. To remove the faceplate, unscrew the two phillips' head screws under the faceplate along the sides, then take a flat head screwdriver and pop the tabs holding the face on, one tabe along each side. There are also two tabs on top, but you don't need to mess with those, as they simply act against gravity. Whole thing just clips back together after cleaning. I have no idea if this voids the warranty.

May 21, 2008 | Goldstar DH304 Dehumidifier

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Runs all the time, not collecting water


I don't know your particular unit, but my guess is that the compressor is bad. If it is old, it may not be worth fixing.

Sep 19, 2006 | Goldstar DH504EL Dehumidifier

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